Aug 07, 2020  
2017-2018 College Catalog 
2017-2018 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Fire Science Technology (427), Associate of Applied Science Degree

Purpose: The Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) Fire Science Technology is designed to provide a broad-based knowledge of current and future advances in the fire science technology field. The program has been structured for students desiring to enter and/or advance in the fire protection service careers and volunteer agencies. While designed to prepare graduates for immediate entry into or continued advancement in the workforce, the program is articulated with select four-year institutions to benefit those seeking baccalaureate-level study in the field.

Admission Requirements: There are no admission requirements beyond admission to the College for this program.

Employment Requirements: Employment in fire-rescue service and fire protection agencies may have specific physical requirements such as height, weight, eyesight and/or physical dexterity and ability. Employment also typically requires acceptable criminal background check and drug screening. Students are encouraged to make an appointment with program head to discuss any potential concerns.

For additional information about this program, contact the Health Professions Division office at 757-258-6531 or email

Articulation Agreement: Students who are interested in transferring to Old Dominion University to continue the AAS Fire Science to BS Health Sciences-Health Services Admnistration   plan should meet with Academic Advising early to determine and discuss requirements. 

♦ Course requires pre/co-requisites.

Possible Career Opportunities

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Semester Total Credits 16

Semester Total Credits 17

Semester Total Credits 16

Spring II

Semester Total Credits 15/16

Total Minimum Credits 64/65

NOTE: Advanced standing credit may be available for qualified certification. Contact the Health Professions division office at for referral to program chair for additional information.

Program Information (HP)

For additional information about this program visit the Health Professions Division web page, stop by room 313 Historic Triangle Campus, phone 757-825-2808 or 757-258-6531, or email